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Books & Company

1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

United States

262-567-0106; infoBooksco.com

Type: Bookstore — Not set

Web site: http://www.booksco.com/

Events: http://www.booksco.com/event

Amenities: food/drink

Description: Hours (open seven days)

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Member of the Midwest Booksellers Assoc.

Added by: karenb.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 15237

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Upcoming events

Apr
22
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith. (May 27~The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson) After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS (Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm)
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES! Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:30-8:30 p.m. An interactive free event for kids ages 8 yrs+ Community Event Books & Company Dr Mike Janowak & Jessica Bunderson will be our presenters! *RSVP to Janet Foust to let her know you plan to attend so presenter can plan better and/or with any questions. 920-248-9409

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Apr
25
POETRY READING AND OPEN MIC (Saturday, April 25 at 7pm)
Poetry Open Mic Poetry Open Mic Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Books & Company April is Poetry Month. What better way to celebrate than to come and share poetry together! Read your own, read a favorite poet, or just listen!

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Apr
26
MEET & GREET KIDS/TEEN ADVISORY BOARDS (Sunday, April 26 at 4pm)
Meet & Greet

MEET & GREET FOR KIDS/TEEN ADVISORY BOARDS

Kids Who Love to Read

Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Books & Company

Books & Company is looking for kids who love to read to join our Kid & Teen Advisory Boards. If you know kids 9-18 years old who enjoy talking and writing about books, then share this information with them! We need help reading all of our Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) and deciding which books kids want to see in our store. The kids would meet once a month to check out ARCs and share with the group their thoughts on the book they've read. The kids would need to write a review of the books. The reviews will be shared with the publishers, authors and/or the Books & Company reading community through Facebook posts, our newsletter, and in our bookstore.

We will be hosting a Meet & Greet for anyone interested in being on the Advisory Boards.

At the meeting we will cover what is expected of each board member, taste test a few cookies, and choose an ARC to take home for keeps.

If you have further questions please contact Lisa Nehs at lisanbksco@gmail.com

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Apr
28
KNITTERS NIGHT (Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm)
Knitters Night Open to the Community Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 7:00 p.m- 8:00 p.m. Join a wonderful and lively group of knitters, spinners, and crocheters for an evening of knitting, chatting, and sharing ideas.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
29
BRIAN FREEMAN (Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm)
Brian Freeman Brian Freeman author of Season of Fear Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Author Talk & Book Signing Books & Company Attractive and popular politician Diane Fairmont is running for the Florida governorship, but a chill is cast over the campaign when she receives an anonymous note announcing the return of the assassin who killed her husband ten years earlier. Because of complicated ties between Fairmont and his mother, movie actress Tarla Bolton, Detective Bolton is assigned to the case. As Bolton struggles to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the Fairmont campaign, he begins to realize that the death threat is not the only danger faced by the campaign staff. A desperate race against the clock ensues as Bolton tries to unlock the secrets of a poisonous conspiracy before nature provides the perfect cover for a long-dormant killer to strike again. Brian Freeman: A native of Chicago and longtime resident of the Twin Cities, Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages and have appeared as Main Selections in the Literary Guild and the Book of the Month Club. He is the author of The Cold Nowhere, a finalist for the 2014 Minnesota Book Award. Freeman's first novel, Immoral, won the Macavity Award in 2005 and Spilled blood won the 2013 ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel; he has also been nominated for many other awards, including the Edgar, the International Dagger, the Anthony, and the Barry. The Burying Place was a finalist for the 2011 Thriller Award. Also in 2011, The Bone House was a finalist for Best Audiobook of the Year in Thriller/Suspense as well as the Minnesota Book Award.

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May
1
PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR (Friday, May 1 at 6:30pm)
Pajama Time! Story Hour! PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR! Sticks & Stones Firday, May 1, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Books & Company Spring is coming and it's time to get out into nature to play. Join Miss Lisa N. as she shares stories about some of our favorite things to play with outside: Sticks & Stones!

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May
2
INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY (Saturday, May 2 at 09am)
Independent Bookstore Day

INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY

Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:00 a.m- 8:oo p.m.

Books & Company

Activities and fun all day long. Join the celebration. Super cool and exclusive books and art pieces made for Bookstore Day!

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May
4
STAR WARS DAY (Monday, May 4 at 4pm)
Star Wars Day STAR WARS DAY Monday, May 4th 4:00-6:00 p.m. BOOKS & COMPANY May the Fourth Be With You! Have your photo taken with a Jedi, make Star Wars crafts, and grab a quick Yoda soda. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and join the fun.

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May
4
BOOK GROUP CELEBRATION (Monday, May 4 at 7pm)
Book Group Celebration

BOOK GROUP CELEBRATION

Monday, May 4, 2015 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Books & Company

Food, fun & book gorup suggestions. It's one of our favorite events. Jason from Random House will join us!

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
6
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS (Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30pm)
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES! Wednesday May 6, 2015 6:30-8:30 p.m. An interactive free event for kids ages 8 yrs+ Community Event Books & Company HOME DEPOT NIGHT! *RSVP to Janet Foust to let her know you plan to attend so presenter can plan better and/or with any questions. 920-248-9409

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May
8
FROGGY STORYTIME (Friday, May 8 at 6:30pm)
Froggy Storytime FROGGY STORYTIME FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015 AT 6:30 P.M. BOOKS & COMPANY Ms. Lisa will be reading Froggy stories. We'll make a froggy craft, play a game, and have a snack, but the best part will be a visit by Froggy. Have your picture taken with the beloved picture book character.

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May
12
KNITTERS NIGHT (Tuesday, May 12 at 7pm)
Knitters Night Open to the Community Tuesday, May12, 2015 from 7:00 p.m- 8:00 p.m. Join a wonderful and lively group of knitters, spinners, and crocheters for an evening of knitting, chatting, and sharing ideas.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
13
RED OAK WRITER'S SHOWCASE (Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm)
RED OAK WRITING SHOWCASE Red Oak Writing Showcase May 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Books & Company Selected writers from Red Oak Writers' Roundtables and Teen Writers' Circles will read excerpts from their work in progress. Free and open to all.

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May
15
PAT ZIETLOW MILLER & ELIZA WHEELER (Friday, May 15 at 6:30pm)
Pat Zietlow Miller & Eliza Wheeler

Pat Zietlow Miller & Eliza Wheeler

Author Talk, Storytime & Book Signing

Friday, May 15, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Books & Company

Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their doors.

Award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller's lilting rhyme and bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler's enchanting, lush landscapes celebrate the possibilities that lie beyond the next bend in the road--the same road that will always lead you home again.

Pat Zietlow Miller is the award-winning picture book author of Sophie's Squash who loves exploring new places and learning new things. Some of her favorite travels have led her to Hong Kong, China, and Canada.

Eliza Wheeler grew up in northern Wisconsin in a family of artists, musicians, and teachers. Her picture book, Miss Maple's Seeds, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. Eliza has illustrated other children's books, including The Grudge Keeper (Mara Rockliff), and the Newbery Honor Book Doll Bones (Holly Black).

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May
20
PRADAS BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30pm)
PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company (June~Diviners by Libba Bray) Lisa N. will lead a discussion on 21 Proms edited by David Levithan From many mega-bestselling authors, including John Green, Libba Bray, Holly Black, and David Levithan, 21 prom stories you'll never forget.

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May
21
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, May 21 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group Open to the Community Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company Ken will be leading the discussion on The River of Doubt by Candace Millard (June 18~ Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit) After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.

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May
21
KAREN MCQUESTION (Thursday, May 21 at 6:30pm)
Karen McQuestion

Karen McQuestion

AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015 AT 6:30 P.M.

BOOKS & COMPANY

Seventeen-year-old Emma was the only one who hadn’t given up on her boyfriend, Lucas. Everyone else—his family, his friends, his doctors—believed that any moment could be his last. So when Lucas miraculously returns from the brink of death, Emma thinks her prayers have been answered.

As the surprised town rejoices, Emma begins to question whether Lucas is the same boy she’s always known. When she finds an unidentifiable object on his family’s farm—and government agents come to claim it—she begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems. Emma’s out-of-this-world discovery may be the key to setting things right, but only if she and Lucas can evade the agents who are after what they have. With all her hopes and dreams on the line, Emma sets out to save the boy she loves. And with a little help from a distant star, she might just have a chance at making those dreams come true.

Karen McQuestion: Karen McQuestion is the bestselling author of books for all ages. Some of her titles include Hello Love, Life on Hold, The Long Way Home, and the Edgewood series. Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and the national NPR show, The Story with Dick Gordon. She has also appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning. McQuestion lives with her husband and kids in Hartland, Wisconsin.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
26
KNITTERS NIGHT (Tuesday, May 26 at 7pm)
Knitters Night Open to the Community Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 7:00 p.m- 8:00 p.m. Join a wonderful and lively group of knitters, spinners, and crocheters for an evening of knitting, chatting, and sharing ideas.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
27
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, May 27 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (June 24~ City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) Fans of Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr and Robert B. Parker will love this outstanding first novel, in which New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson introduces Sheriff Walt Longmire of Wyoming’s Absaroka County. Johnson draws on his deep attachment to the American West to produce a literary mystery of stunning authenticity, and full of memorable characters. After twenty-five years as sheriff of Absaroka County, Walt Longmire’s hopes of finishing out his tenure in peace are dashed when Cody Pritchard is found dead near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Two years earlier, Cody has been one of four high school boys given suspended sentences for raping a local Cheyenne girl. Somebody, it would seem, is seeking vengeance, and Longmire might be the only thing standing between the three remaining boys and a Sharps .45-70 rifle. With lifelong friend Henry Standing Bear, Deputy Victoria Moretti, and a cast of characters both tragic and humorous enough to fill in the vast emptiness of the high plains, Walt Longmire attempts to see that revenge, a dish best served cold, is never served at all.

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Jun
18
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, June 18 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group Open to the Community Thursday, June 18, 2015 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company Ken will be leading the discussion on Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit (July~TBD) They arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure, or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned to hardship as they were forced to adapt to a rugged military town where everything was a secret-including what their husbands were doing at the lab. Though they were strangers, they joined together-adapting to a landscape as fierce as it was absorbing, full of the banalities of everyday life and the drama of scientific discovery. While the bomb was being invented, babies were born, friendships were forged, children grew up, and Los Alamos gradually transformed into a real community: one that was strained by the words they couldn't say out loud or in letters, and by the freedom they didn't have. But the end of the war would bring even bigger challenges, as the scientists and their families struggled with the burden of their contribution to the most destructive force in the history of mankind.

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Jun
24
PRADAS BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, June 24 at 6:30pm)
PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:30-7:30 p.m. (*Note the date change) Books & Company (July~TBD) Lisa N. will lead a discussion on The Diviners by Libba Bray Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It's 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he'll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer. As Evie jumps headlong into a dance with a murderer, other stories unfurl in the city that never sleeps. And unknown to all, something dark and evil has awakened....

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Jun
24
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, June 24 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on City of stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett (July~No Book Discussion. August 26~ Converging Parallels by Timothy Williams) The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself—first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it—stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over.

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Aug
15
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Aug
26
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, August 26 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on Converging Parallels by Timothy Williams (September~TBD) Northern Italy, 1978: Commissario Piero Trotti, trusted senior police investigator in an anonymous provincial city off the River Po, has two difficult cases to solve. A dismembered body has been found in the river, and it’s up to Trotti to figure out who the murder victim is. At the same time, an estranged friend approaches Trotti with a desperate personal plea: his six-year-old daughter—Trotti’s own goddaughter—has been kidnapped. In the wake of the high-profile kidnapping of Aldo Moro, president of Italy’s majority party, faith in law enforcement is at an all-time low, and it’s no surprise the distraught father isn’t willing to take this matter to the police.

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